Basil Shrimp with Feta and Orzo

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

I got this recipe from Cooking Light.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Spray the inside of the foil bag with cooking spray and place on a large shallow baking pan.
  3. Cook the pasta in boiling water for 5 minutes.
  4. Drain.
  5. Place the pasta in a large bowl and stir in 1 teaspoon of the oil and the next 7 ingredients.
  6. Place the orzo mixture in teh foil bag.
  7. Combine the shrimp and basil.
  8. Arrange shrimp mixture on the orzo.
  9. Fold edges of bag to seal.
  10. Bake at 450 degrees for 25 minutes.
  11. Cut open the bag with a sharp knife (watch out for the steam) and peel the foil back.
  12. Drizzle with remaining 1 teaspoon of oil.
  13. Serve.
Most Helpful

Fabulous! I didn't have any feta, so I used parmesan cheese instead. I also added garlic, because I am crazy about it. The dish was awesome. Light tasting, yet filling. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe.

Roggins July 26, 2010

*ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS* I prepared as written with 1 exception, I also used a foil covered backing dish and it came out perfect. I did add some chopped Kalamata olives and next time I will add more Orzo. Thanks for posting such a fabulous recipe *Made for SSaSSy's ZWT 6*

Papa D 1946-2012 June 14, 2010

My clipping of this recipe torn from March 2000 Cooking Light is a favorite I pull out year after year. I make it exactly as written; my DH and mother say this is their favorite shrimp dish. I have had difficulty finding the foil oven bags lately, so I just make my own with foil. My kitchen foil is much lighter weight so I have to carefully create the "bag" on a cookie sheet and handle it gently so as not to puncture it.

TexasGal #2 November 08, 2010